prodromal symptoms of migraine

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The prodromal symptoms of migrainous headaches can include:

  • prodromal symptoms in migraine with aura
    • may begin hours or a day or two before the other symptoms of a migraine attack with aura
    • include various combinations of fatigue, difficulty in concentrating, neck stiffness, sensitivity to light and/or sound, nausea, blurred vision, yawning and pallor
    • term ‘prodrome’, which has replaced ‘premonitory phase’ or ‘premonitory symptoms’, does not include aura

Reference:

  1. Headache Classification Committee of the International Headache Society (IHS). The international classification of headache disorders, 3rd edition. Cephalalgia 2018; 38: 1-211

Last edited 11/2020 and last reviewed 07/2021

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